Definition of Battle of verdun

1. Noun. A battle in World War I (1916); in some of the bloodiest fighting in World War I the German offensive was stopped.

Exact synonyms: Verdun
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Group relationships: First World War, Great War, War To End War, World War 1, World War I
Geographical relationships: France, French Republic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Battle Of Verdun

battle of Saratoga
battle of Sempatch
battle of Shiloh
battle of Soissons-Reims
battle of Solferino
battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse
battle of St Mihiel
battle of Tannenberg
battle of Tertry
battle of Teutoburger Wald
battle of Tewkesbury
battle of Thermopylae
battle of Trafalgar
battle of Trasimeno
battle of Valmy
battle of Verdun
battle of Wagram
battle of Ypres
battle of Zama
battle of the Aisne
battle of the Bismarck Sea
battle of the Chemin-des-Dames
battle of the Coral Sea
battle of the Philippine Sea
battle of wits
battle plan
battle rapper
battle royal
battle ship

Literary usage of Battle of verdun

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1. World's War Events: Recorded by Statesmen, Commanders, Historians and by Men by Allen Leon Churchill (1919)
"... THE battle of verdun RAOUL BLANCHARD TI THE Battle of Verdun, which continued I through from February 21, 1916, to the 16th of December, ranks next to ..."

2. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"... Battle of Verdun is perhaps the •*• only major operation of the present world war which is like the battles of all former wars in the fact that it was ..."

3. A Brief History of the Great War by Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes (1920)
"So on March 2, 1916, the second phase of the battle of Verdun began with an attack upon the French positions west of the Meuse. By this time, however, ..."

4. General Joffre and His Battles by Raymond Recouly (1916)
"THE battle of verdun OF all cities in the world, none gave the impression of a stronghold more strikingly than Verdun. The great encircling walls, ..."

5. Modern Times and the Living Past by Henry William Elson (1921)
"AFTER THE battle of verdun French naval guns taken by the Germans and later ... The battle of Verdun cost the Germans half a million men, and the French ..."

6. They Shall Not Pass by Frank Herbert Simonds (1916)
"m battle of verdun ANOTHER GETTYSBURG FAILURE OF CROWN PRINCE LIKENED BY FRENCH TO "HIGH TIDE" OF CONFEDERACY THE parallel between Gettysburg in your Civil ..."

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